Saturday, March 24, 2012
Here I go! Each day will be flawed, I am okay with that. It will be hard, I accept that. What I will no longer accept is wasting the time I have each day to be the person I was meant to be!
Next post: What brought me to this?
Thanks for reading...
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I posted back in January about this amazing program, well it is still amazing, but my attempt was not. I won't give any more excuses. I am simply over-weight, fed up (hahaha) with not having energy, and tired of not living.
NOW ENTER: LIVE THE LIFE PHASE 1
You can read my previous post about this, try it for yourself, do whatever. But this one is for me. Why? Cuz hmmmm, if you've seen me lately, you wouldn't ask. Because my Dr. told me I had high cholesterol. Because heart disease runs in my family. Because I am tired. Because I love my family. Most importantly, BECAUSE I DESERVE IT AND NEED IT.
Today will be my prep day and tomorrow will begin Day 1 OF WEIGH-IN WEDNESDAYS, nice ring to it, right!?
As I go through this journey, be patient with me, day by day, I hope to have words of inspiration, thoughts on recipes, over all tid bits about health, fashion, hair, and anything to do with changing from the inside/out or vice/versa.
I am going to go now, but please, drop in, say hello- this is going to be a long week!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
It is January 2011. I have gained 50 lbs in the last 6 months, due to changing meds, horrible eating habits, no motivation to exercise, stress, to put it simply- life has taken control, and somehow I let it. Now, I am not complaining, it is- what it is. Something finally hit a nerve in me, and I decided it was time. Time for me to take control and start LIVING THE LIFE- MY LIFE! So, I did it. I ordered Kristi Approved, and I started this Monday. Now there are a lot of factors here, that I won't go into at the moment. But I will say this, after going over, and over, every tiny aspect of KA- I liked what I saw. And I knew it could somehow work for me. Since starting KA, I've lost 4 lbs, 3 inches total around my body, and I've had a change in my overall attitude. I feel good. I am a happier person. I am eating so much food, that I am never hungry. It takes a little prep work, but doesn't everything. I am excited to see where the next 11 weeks will take me, how my body will change, how taking care of me from the inside out will show. And, if others will notice.
I have a story to tell. And this is where I will tell it. Be it crazy, maybe a little too personal, or just flat out boring. I am doing this for me as a reminder of where I've been, what I am doing, and where I am going. If you want, follow me on this journey- cuz IT'S GONNA BE A CRAZY ONE!
A few things to look for in the next week:
- Week 1 Photo and starting weight (and yes, I am embarrassed, but this is the start!)
- Starting inches.
- Updates on my NY half-marathon training. and some RESISTANCE TRAINING!
- Things I've learned along the way.
- What really lead to the weight gain-
- Self-Discovery and Self-Analysis!
Feel free to comment!
Here's to LIVING MY LIFE! aNd one more thing- that profile pix will change, that was last April- and I don't look like that at the moment- darn't!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Here's the recipe, and the links to Shirley J as well, I love their products! I am hoping to have all of their products broken down into points. They are a great way to stretch your budget and perfectly portion out your meals whether there is 2 of you or 10~
3 c. water
1 cup Shirley J Universal Sauce
1/2 tsp. Shirley J Chicken Bouillon
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1-2 T. Shirley J Pizza/Pasta Seasoning (this really makes it!)
In a medium saucepan, add water and Shirley J Universal Sauce, mix thoroughly and bring to a slow boil. Add bouillon, cayenne, black pepper, and pizza/pasta seasonings. Remove from heat.
I will usually put this sauce over fettucini. I use 1 cup of cooked pasta (3-4 pts., depending on brand) I will also add 3 oz. of diced grilled chicken to top it (3 PTS)! Amazing Chicken Fettucini Alfredo dinner for a point value of....
Monday, May 24, 2010
I started going back to Weight Watchers (WW) about 3 weeks ago, on a Thursday?! And although I am only a few pounds down, I feel more motivated each day to be a little better with my eating and to work out. I have been off of Diet Coke now for a whole 2 days...and I hope in 2 more days I won't want it! I've had my roller-coaster of a ride, that is for sure, but I am committed to getting healthy, I really have NO MORE EXCUSES. My youngest is almost five, and this fall, all of my children will be in school all day. ... so really- GET R DONE! Here is the plan this week...
- Most important, stay on track and follow the good food healthy guidelines. (more on that later)
- Exercise EVERY day for 1 hour.
- Swim, SOAK up the sun!
- BE POSITIVE
- Track WW Points.
I have found a fabulous recipe with low points, that is nutritious and delicious! I will post it later, just have to make sure I have the correct point value! You will love it!
Friday, May 14, 2010
- I want to run a marathon.
- I want to be healthy but still live life.
- I want to feel good on the inside about how I look on the outside.
- I want to have energy.
- I want to celebrate life by living, not through eating.
- I want to teach my children how live and be healthy.
- I want to do this for me.
- I want to be strong, physically.
- I want to have rock hard abs.
- I want to have smaller legs. Less jiggle.
- I want to have a toned body.
- I want to get up each day with a smile on my face and want to work out!
This is only the beginning...I've got a lot to say, but it is 9:45 a.m. and I am off to the gym. I'll be back to let you know how it goes down.
Friday, January 1, 2010
I will be following the Hal Higdon training for beginning marathoners, switching my long runs to Saturdays, it is a great program and the one I followed for my last 2 half marathons. Along with this, I need to figure out what weight/strength training I will be doing. Losing weight is fabulous, but having saggy skin is SO NOT HOT! That is today's problem solver!
Pictures to come, weight and measurements will be posted, and deadlines to meet...